Shetland's essential boat trip
The 2021 Season has closed, we have closed 10 days early due to poor weather conditions and the need to take away the seasonal jetty on the island.

Huge thank you to all our guests, we can't hardly wait till next year.

Storm Petrel dates for 2022 are now live on this site, please book online.

Regards
Mousa Boat Team

1The journey begins at the historic Sandsayre pier, where the old boatshed, complete with a former ‘flit’ boat, has been developed into a fascinating interpretive centre to provide an insight into the life and times of the local area. Sail over to Mousa for a fascinating and memorable trip on the island - most famously the Mousa Broch, but the island is a RSPB Nature Reserve and home to many breeding wildlife, colonies of seals and birds - there is so much to see and do on Mousa Island.

This trip operates daily (except Saturday) from April 1st to end-September and booking is not required for the daily Mousa Island Trip. Sailings are all dependent on weather, and the season could close early because of weather conditions.

Please don’t leave your trip to the last day of your visit to Shetland though, as all sailings are weather dependant. You can check your sailing is operating two hours before departure by checking the Sailing Information Updates on this website. All sailings depart from Sandsayre pier, Sandwick unless otherwise advised.

Timetable and Fares

Daytime Sailing timetable
Operates from April 1st to end-September
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & FridayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
SaturdayNo day time sailing
SundayDepart 11:30hrsReturn 14:30hrs
Daytime Sailing fares
Adult£18.00
Children (5-16 years)£8.00

Payment is made in Sandwick before departure to Mousa. Please note we are sorry but we don’t take card payments.

Other Mousa Trips

Besides the scheduled day-time crossing and Storm Petrel dusk trips, we operate short cruises during the summer months around the local waters. (Normally group bookings) These trips, lasting approximately one hour give the visitor an opportunity to experience the nature and history of the area, as well as splendid views of the famous broch. A cruise may be of interest to less able visitors as well as those who simply want to enjoy a relaxing and informative excursion. For announcement of the cruises please check our Sailing Information Updates near the top of the page.